Delta SkyMiles Award Sale July 2017: As Low as 20,000 SkyMiles Round Trip to Select Destinations in the United States

Redeem as few as 20,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights on Delta Air Lines — plus taxes and fees — for travel within the 48 contiguous United States to select destinations between Wednesday, September 6, 2017 and Tuesday, October 31, 2017, by when all travel must be completed…

Delta SkyMiles Award Sale July 2017: As Low as 20,000 SkyMiles Round Trip to Select Destinations in the United States

…but you must purchase your ticket and book your reservation no later than Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Award seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets.

The class of service included in this promotion is the main economy class cabin only on flights which are operated by Delta Air Lines or by a carrier operating as Delta Connection or Delta Shuttle — such as Compass Airlines, Endeavor Air, Incorporated, ExpressJet Airlines, Incorporated, GoJet Airlines, Shuttle America, and SkyWest.

Destinations within the United States include:

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — PHL
  • Boston, Massachusetts — BOS
  • Buffalo, New York — BUF
  • Baltimore, Maryland — BWI
  • Phoenix, Arizona — PHX
  • Salt Lake City, Utah — SLC
  • Las Vegas, Nevada — LAS
  • St. Louis, Missouri — STL
  • San Antonio, Texas — SAT
  • Sacramento, California — SMF
  • Reno, Nevada — RNO
  • Knoxville, Tennessee — TYS
  • Washington, District of Columbia
  • Jackson, Wyoming
  • Bozeman, Montana
  • Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • Rapid City, South Dakota

Blackout Dates

Promotional pricing of award tickets — of which there is a hint that apparently destinations in Alaska may be included in this monthly sale — is currently not available on the following dates:

  • Idaho Falls to the 48 continuous United States and Alaska September 29 – October 3, 2017
  • Phoenix, Boston to the 48 continuous United States and Alaska October 5 – 9, 2017
  • The 48 continuous United States and Alaska to Boston, Idaho Falls, Phoenix October 5 – 9, 2017
  • The 48 continuous United States and Alaska to Phoenix October 11 – 16, 2017

Fees for Award Travel

Award travel is subject to government-imposed taxes and fees and carrier-imposed charges which will cost $11.20 round-trip for Main Cabin travel within the contiguous 48 United States, which are your responsibility and must be paid at the time the ticket is booked. Taxes, fees, and carrier-imposed charges depend upon the itinerary. Award seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets.

Cancellations, Refunds, Changes and Transfers

Refunds are not permitted on tickets except in accordance with the cancellation policy of Delta Air Lines.

Fees may apply for downgrades or reissued tickets and itinerary changes.

Changes to award tickets must occur at least 72 hours prior to the departure time of the flight being changed. Award tickets booked within 72 hours of departure are not refundable and cannot be redeposited or reissued unless prohibited by local law or within the risk-free cancellation period. No changes will be permitted to the originating flight of award tickets booked within 72 hours; however, changes to the return are permitted if the return flight is not within 72 hours and the change is made at least 72 hours prior to flight departure. Fees apply for any changes; and taxes and fees will apply. Voluntary changes to award tickets after this promotion has ended may result in an increase in the cost of SkyMiles.

This offer cannot be transferred.

Other Terms and Conditions

Promotional redemption amounts are subject to availability and seats available at promotional award prices are limited. Pay with Miles tickets are not eligible for promotional redemption amounts.

Some routes may include one or more segments operated with single cabin aircraft featuring Main Cabin economy class service in place of Delta Comfort+. Please check the itinerary for details and class of service.

Summary

I still have ingrained in my mind that a typical award ticket within the 48 continuous United States should cost 25,000 SkyMiles round-trip when award charts used to exist; so I am rather unimpressed with this sale starting at 20,000 SkyMiles — meaning that at least some destinations included in this sale will cost more than 20,000 SkyMiles.

Also, the list of destinations which are prominent at the Internet web site are somewhat different from those listed in the terms and conditions of the offer; so you will need to do some research to find that elusive deal.

The monthly sale offered back in January of 2017 was significantly superior to this sale, as not only was the minimum cost of a round-trip ticket 10,000 SkyMiles; but destinations in Hawaii and Canada were also included.

I am skipping this sale, which is tepid at best…

Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

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